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"Blues EP"
Tolga Baklacioglu
Release Date: 29 Mar 2010
About

Blues EP takes blues influenced samples and combines them with house, tech-house and minimal. Coming from Turkey - where East meets West makes Tolga Baklacioglu the right man for the job of fusion. His background of Blues trumpet shines through here as does his love of electronic music and various club residencies around Turkey.

I Blues is looped up, funky and comfortably trippy. It's a fantasticly solid club track with enough interest for the head nodders in the house.

You Blues is even more groovy, less loopy and maybe a little more melodic. There's a real smooth richness to the production and infectious swing to the syncopation. The subtle breaks thrown in here and there give the track a real nice old school feel.

dub KULT was taken aback by the wealth of material sent to him for the remix of You Blues. Barely using a quarter of the samples or stems the result is a stripped down, dare I say it, minimalistic affair with both feet firmly on the dancefloor. The traditional filtered keys are nicely chopped up into an abstract melody to compliment the tightly groovy beat. The vocal stabs jump out of the mix in a mind interrupting way resulting in a moment of thoughtless expansion in their wake. Well, it does if you listen to it right.

Credits

Written and Produced by Tolga Baklacioglu
Published by Musiqware Ltd
(P)(C) 2010 Living Records (Musiqware Ltd)

Reactions

"Nice Dub Kult RremixSimon Foundsounds" - Benoît Carretier (Tsugi)

"A nice package - I Blues here - Nice and tripped out..." - Foundsounds (DJ Magazine)

"I like "I Blues"" - Alland Byallo (Kontrol)

"Unique record! I like the little shuffling beat of You Blues and dub KULT does a great job making things dancefloor friendly!" - Alexander Theory (Kiss FM Melbourne)

"Cool house - Nice trax" - Orde Meikle (Slam)

"Very nice and quite different from average, I like it and I like a lot dub kult remix." - Marco Italoboyz

"Nice for a jazzy (well bluesey) moment" - Tom Findlay (Groove Armada)

"This track is nothing but blue. The minimal tech house is uplifting and can’t help but put a smile on your face. Must buy." - Tilllate Olie

"The Dub KULT mix of You Blues for me. Thanks." - Parham

"Fantastic deep sounds. Loving you blues original and wicked dub kult remix too" - Chris Fortier (Fade Records)

"All good stuff indeed! Sure i will play these over the spring/summer" - Andy Cole (Luv*Jam)

"Dub kult mix for me!" - Mr Henry Von (Rekluse)

"You Blues sounds good" - Anil Chawla

"VERY GOOD...You blues is my fav...Dub Kult is great too Thank u...gonna dig it out..." - Severino Panzetta

"I like this one!" - Nico De Ceglia

"Simple but effective!" - Lars Wickinger

"Massive EP! dub KULT rmx for me!" - StereoK

"Nice tracks, You Blues for me on this!" - Christian Homan (RTÉ Pulse Radio)

"You Blues and the Dub Kult mix are good tracks for me" - Max Cooper

"Thanks for the track. I can really see I Blues working. Nice deep and groovy. Will play this one out." - Dave Cronin (RTÉ Pulse Radio)

"dub KULT rmx is the one for me here!" - David Froment (Boum! Tchak! - CIBL 101.5 - Montreal)

"Liking the you blues... " - Oli Cassidy (Filth & Splendour)

"Cool EP guys. will feature on the show." - Will Kinsella (RTÉ Pulse Radio)

"Loving this whole release. Wicked dubbed out tracks." - Rob Warner (Our House Magazine)

"You Blues is my fav" - Stuart Millar (RTÉ Pulse Radio)

"Nice pack !!!" - Ismael Rivas (Factomania)

"I Blues for me. Well paced house" - Lewis Ryder

"Nice sweet & deep Dub Kult remix" - Manu Peluche

"Yup... the Dub Kult mix... wicked..." - Harry Avers (Noice!)

"The Dub Kult remix is a KILLA!" - Michael Stukes (Mystic Vybes WHCR 90.3 FM)

"Fatastic....at every listen" - Jasper Gape (Nerdy Frames Blog)

"GOOD TRACKS!! SUPPORT!" - Kiko Martínez (DocePulgadas Radio Show)

"You Blues original is nice. Good warm up track. " - Celtec Twinz

"Very very nice, deep vibes with dancefloor accessibility. Dub Kult remix is going to rock the speakers!" - Daniel Sykes (Viva Music Studios)

"Very very cool indeed!" - Stel

"I Blues- i like, You blues Very sexy & dub kult is the mix 4 me. gr8" - Yuval Dor (MeWe Beat)

"All mixes are ace, specially YOU BLUES ones" - Ricky Ryan

"Really like dubKULT's remix. Always keepin'it fresh." - Photonz

"Cool sounds" - Martin Raybould (Whisperin' & Hollerin')

"Yes! Nice and interesting this one. Particularly like You Blue & Dub Kult mix. Will play for sure" - Iain Taylor (The Rejekts)

"Really interesting music. L like dubkults remix. Is dope. The bassline is crazy" - Chloe Harris

"Deep underground Kult remix for me... support..." - Bias (Factomania)

"You blues dub KULT mix is the one" - Marty Leama

"You Blues original is the one for me, nice deep cool vibe, muchos niceness" - Ben Irving (Nish Nish)

"Dub Kult mix is the one for me! " - Chris Rayner (Inhale)

"You bluesssssss!" - James Crossan

"Dub kult mix for me, techy and driving, yet melodic" - Stevie Lost Foy (dancemuzik.com)